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Hwange New Zimbabwe Log Leaders as Manchester City Shine

  • Michael Kariati

Defending league champions Dynamos are eighth on the log following a string of poor performances.

Defending league champions Dynamos are eighth on the log following a string of poor performances.

Unfashionable Hwange FC have shot to the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table after beating Bantu Rovers as Manchester City are crowned champions in the British Barclays Premier Soccer League.

Goals from Eric Chipeta and Evans Rusike ensured a Hwange win for a top of the table place as they seek to become the first team from the town to win the championship.

Highlanders and ZPC Kariba are in second and third position respectively after their one all draw at Gwanzura Stadium.

The two are the only unbeaten teams in the 16-league soccer table and ZPC coach Saul Chaminuka thinks his team was unlucky not to come out with maximum points.

Defending champions Dynamos are way back on 10 points after a hard fought goalless draw against Shabanie Mine but the ‘Glamour Boys’ still think they have a strong chance of winning the championship.

The premiership programme will not take a break this weekend despite the Warriors’ participation in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania.

The Zimbabwe national team, which went into camp Monday, will start training Tuesday before their departure Thursday when the final 18-team will be announced.

The Warriors are away from home but the league programme could take a rest when the Warriors host the Taifa Stars in the return leg in two weeks' time.


In the Barclays Premier Soccer League, after a hectic 38-match play, Manchester City were crowned the 2013/2014 Barclays English Premiership champions taking over from neighbours Manchester United.

The ‘Citizens’ finished on 86 points, two ahead of Liverpool, and four above Chelsea, who will all play in the Champions League with Arsenal that finished fourth.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, who scored the vital goal when the ‘Citizens’ won the title three years ago, paid tribute to manager Emmanuel Pellegrin for the title.

The Chilean becomes the first non-European manager to lift the English Barclays Premiership title.

Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers congratulated Manchester City for the title.

Defending champions Manchester United are not sure of European football and are waiting for Arsenal to win the FA Cup against Hull City for them to qualify to play in the Europa League.
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